Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Miss Sophonsiba's Finishing School for Wicked Chicks
All hail Miss Sophonsiba's Chicken Shanty! AKA Miss Sophonsiba's Finishing School for Wicked Chicks! AKA the Mayhew-Bergman chicken coop, stocked with 5 chicks. (Sophonsiba is one of the gals in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses - no one wants to marry her.)
We have 2 barred rocks and 3 black silkie bantams.
The two barred rocks are named Jezebel and Sudio (Yes, this is a Phil Collins reference.)
The 3 silkies are Georgina (Wham!), Djuna (Barnes), and Mina (Loy). I am most certain Djuna Barnes would have been vehemently opposed to being a chicken namesake, which makes it more fun, really.
*Disclaimer - apparently they don't "sex" the silkies - so if one of the ladies ends up being a rooster, I may consider naming him Ridgeley, after Andrew, "the other guy in Wham!"
In other news, Betsy Spaniel is fanatical about the chickens. I can't tell if she wants to smell them or have them for dinner.